Cake smash information

getting the best from your Cake Smash session

Because young babies and children have a limited attention span, we’ll have a quick chat about clothing and options when you arrive, then begin your portrait session soon after.

We’ll shoot quickly when we can… so be prepared for some quick-fire set and clothing changes as we work through your portrait session, which will usually last up to an hour.

Please keep in mind our ultimate aim is to keep baby happy at all costs, so we’ll be working around him or her to get the best expressions possible.

As a parent, your job will be to keep your baby (roughly) where we want him or her, be at hand with any wet wipes in case of dribbles… and help get baby’s attention and smile where necessary.

And enjoy!


A standard cake smash session will usually take 1hr to complete.

A cake smash mini-session lasts 30 minutes.

First select your cake smash backdrop and email us to let us know which one you would like. Bring at least 2-3 changes of clothing for your baby in the colour to match the backdrop, so we can offer variety in the photos we take for you. If you have party clothes/party dresses etc, please do bring them along.

If you’d like to include any additional personal props/hats/toys etc that you feel will enhance your photoshoot or help your child feel comfortable, feel free to bring these too and we can discuss their use when you arrive for your portrait session.

To avoid any allergy issues and also you will know which cake your little one prefers, we ask parents to bring a cake. We have a cake stand as shown in the images.

Yes, if you have booked a standard session, then we can include a short bubble bath session at the end of your cake smash, if required (please let us know when you email us your backdrop choice).

Bath sessions are not available for mini-sessions.

Choose from ANY of our wide range of backdrops for your Cake Smash Portraits session


To help style your portrait session for the very best baby photography, we offer a range of beautiful backdrops to choose from.

All props are included in your session fee so you can select your favourite backdrop & colour. This way, we can theme the perfect baby portraits for you.

Selecting your background and colours in advance means you’ll also be able to choose the perfect outfit to match the backdrop we’ll be using for your baby portraits.

Take a look at the images below to see some of the different backgrounds we have available for your portrait session.

We have a limited number of purpose-made baby portrait outfits that are perfect for baby portraiture and are available for use at no extra charge.

We also have a range of seamless coloured background papers, and a variety of textured fabric backgrounds to further customise your baby portrait options. Click any image below to enlarge.

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